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Carlos Manuel Mancebo

June 30, 1945 ~ August 6, 2022 (age 77)



Carlos Mancebo passed away at home with his wife and daughters by his side. He was born on Terceira Island, Portugal in 1945. As the second eldest of seven children, Carlos was responsible for running the family’s farm. He grew up enjoying riding horses and raising animals in a small town that overlooked the Atlantic Ocean. After serving in the Portuguese Army in 1969 he immigrated to Toronto, Canada and then continued on to Hilmar, California where he worked in the dairy industry. Serendipitously, Carlos reunited with his hometown girlfriend, Maria, and they went on to marry and settle in San Jose where they raised their three daughters.

As the owner of Carlos Mancebo Carpet Cleaning and a valued employee of the Fremont School District, Carlos was a trusted and respected member of the community. Always proud of his heritage, Carlos was also a member of Portuguese Committees in both San Jose and Santa Clara. Carlos and his wife successfully amassed properties across San Jose, where Carlos applied his talent and craftsmanship in rebuilding homes.

Carlos enjoyed traveling, good food and wine, bullfights, gardening and spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren. He left a lasting impression on everyone he met and will be deeply missed and never forgotten.

Carlos Mancebo will be survived by his wife Maria Mancebo; his daughters, Elizabeth MacDonald, Jovita Saunders, and Carla Illingworth; his sons-in-law Scott MacDonald, Ryan Saunders, Dustin Illingworth; and his grandchildren Grace Costa, Camryn MacDonald, Emma MacDonald, Logan MacDonald, Serafina Illingworth, Jaxon Saunders, Sydney Saunders, and William Illingworth.

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August 18, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Darling & Fischer Chapel of the Hills
615 North Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030

Funeral Mass
August 18, 2022

1:00 PM
St. Christopher's Catholic Church
2278 Booksin Ave
San Jose, CA 95125

Graveside Service
August 18, 2022

2:30 PM
Los Gatos Memorial Park
2255 Los Gatos-Almaden Rd.
San Jose, CA 95124

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